airport pollution Articles

  • Analysis of the impact of the new Athens airport on urban air quality with contemporary air pollution models

    The new airport of Athens will be constructed in the Spata area to the east of the Athens basin. In an attempt to reveal how the airport operation will influence air quality in Athens, the transport of air pollutants in the Athens basin and the Spata area is studied by applying a set of contemporary models, all constituents of the European Zooming Model (EZM). Simulations were performed for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Protoc TOC succes at Manchester Airport

    The case study outlines the installation of Protoc TOC analysers at Manchester International Airport used for continuous surface water quality monitoring and control. The Protoc TOC instrument manufactured in the UK by Pollution & Process Monitoring Ltd was rigorously tested and was selected for a number of installations at critical drainage locations which have proved the reliability of the ...

  • Is The `Beep` Noise Pollution?

    It is rare these days that you can be somewhere without noise pollution intruding on some level. Many natural noises may be welcome; a dawn chorus or waves breaking on the beach, but when it comes to man-made decibels it’s a different matter. Never mind the sounds of cars, ring tones and other noises that we take for granted, have you ever noticed how utterly surrounded we are by the humble ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Developments in ADMS-Airport to take account of near field dispersion and applications to Heathrow Airport

    ADMS-Airport is based on the ADMS-Urban system for modelling urban air quality. In the near field it employs a quasi-Gaussian dispersion model and this is nested within a trajectory model. Aircraft sources are treated explicitly as accelerating jets. Application of the model to air quality calculations was conducted for the Model Inter-Comparison (MIC) Study of Project for the Sustainable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Airport deicing effluent treatment and regulatory guidelines

    Airport and airplane deicing is employed with the use of brines, salts, alcohols or glycols to remove and prevent or delay the formation of snow and ice.  In the United States (US), the Federal Aviation Administration requires airlines that operate during icy conditions to perform deicing and anti-icing of aircraft and airfield pavement (USEPA 2011a).  These deicing operations use large ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A holiday from noise pollution

    Tourism is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world and offers significant benefits, but among the many challenges the industry faces is protecting the local population, environment, and the travellers themselves, from excessive noise.  The modes of transport (especially planes and cars) and mass arrivals at airports, railway stations, and ports and harbours, mark just the ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • The impact of an airport on regional air quality at Munich, Germany

    In May 1992, the new airport in Munich, Germany, became fully operational. In 1991, two research programmes within the Bavarian Climate Research Programme (BayFORKLIM) in Germany/Bavaria were established to measure, calculate and model the assumed change of the air quality in the vicinity of the new airport. By analysing the synoptic and local weather situation, measured and modelled air ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bentofix® sealing at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport case study

    One of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe in recent years has been in Toulouse-Blagnac in France on the premises of the airport and the Airbus factory where in future the new Airbus A 380 is to be built. During the course of this construction project not only hangers where the wide-bodied aircraft is to be assembled were built but the whole infrastructure was aligned to ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • Rainwater characterisation and its potential use in a Brazilian airport plant

    This study evaluated the physicochemical and microbiological characteristics of rainwater and water samples taken from rainfall simulation over a roof and aircraft parking areas at São Paulo International Airport (SPIA), Brazil, aiming its reuse in non–potable situations. The results achieved did not indicate the presence of Volatile Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, As, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The sustainable development of Heathrow Airport: model inter-comparison study

    Air quality modelling near airports has received attention due to the impact of emissions from aircrafts near ground level. This work is part of the model inter-comparison study undertaken for the Department of Transport in connection with air quality near Heathrow Airport. Results formed part of a submission to the UK government in July 2006. The Emissions and Dispersion Modelling System (EDMS) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air pollution in China disrupts flights

    You know you have a problem when the smog gets so bad even airplanes can’t land safely anymore. This is what happened last month, when an airplane coming from Japan had close to zero visibility as it was trying to land in Beijing. There was thick smog blanketing the ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • King Shaka International Airport: an environmental success story - case study

    A key component of the 2,000 hectare Dube Trade Port Development. The trade port will make KZN one of the most important logistics hubs in SA. NCC was proud to contribute to the environmental integrity of this project and the delivery of a world class airport in advance of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. The King Shaka International Airport was one of the most high profile and costly construction ...

  • Canarina CUSTIC software · aircraft noise · airport noise · algorithms 2

    For an external source, the noise level equation is   Leq=LW-20Log(r)-11dB(A)   where r is the distance and LW the source power. However, for an industrial complex, the next equation will be used: ...

  • Traffic pollution modelling in a complex urban street

    This study explores for the first time, the applicability of the Danish Operational Street Pollution Model (OSPM) in the city of Buenos Aires where street canyons are very irregular. The model is applied in an irregular and asymmetric street canyon of a five–lane avenue near a street intersection. Urban background concentrations estimated by the DAUMOD model are considered. Meteorological ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How does living with aircraft noise affect wellbeing? A study of UK airports

    Airports are associated with air and noise pollution and may, therefore, reduce the quality of life of local people. This study assessed the link between aircraft noise and subjective wellbeing, using data from 17 English airports. The authors conclude that living under flight paths has a negative effect on people’s overall wellbeing, equivalent to around half of the effect of being a ...

  • How to achieve triple bottom line sustainability benefits on airport runway projects

    CH2M delivers best-in-class sustainable approaches for airport clients worldwide by constantly seeking opportunities to apply sustainable development and design concepts. From planning through plowing, CH2M is leading the development of the most sustainable runway projects in the U.S. Through our life-cycle approach, airport clients have experienced significant benefits such as ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Time to stop subsidising the most polluting form of transport

    Late last month, the World Trade Organisation told the USA and the EU what it thinks of US subsidies to Boeing (story, page 2). Last June, the WTO delivered a similar verdict on EU subsidies to Airbus. Of course both sides claim that the other’s subsidies are worse – we can’t yet check these claims because the WTO report won’t be published for another few weeks, but it is ...

  • The impact of an open waste disposal site on soil and groundwater pollution

    A study has been carried out of a waste disposal site, located in the valley of a small creek, 3 km south of Canakkale city centre. The surface area of the site was around 101000 square metres, and the total amount of waste deposited at the site since 1990 was approximately 1001000 tons. The major risks of the dump are its closeness to the university campus area to the south, the airport to the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Delta Air Lines to assure environmental compliance at 100 airports, EMIS payback expected in 12 Months

    Delta Air Lines flies to more destinations around the world – 481 locations in 105 countries – than any other air carrier. Delta is also an industry leader in addressing environmental sustainability challenges through a variety of programs, such as its new comprehensive recycling and carbon offset conservation initiatives. Delta's commitment to environmental sustainability is especially clear ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Meteorology applied to urban air pollution problems: COST 715

    The requirements of the framework Directive on air quality assessment and management introduce real practical problems for the meteorological community. Some of the meteorological variables needed in urban air pollution assessments are not routinely measured and in normal circumstances the number of meteorological stations in urban areas is limited to a few sites, often just at airports. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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